Two members of the Backstreet Boys were involved in a three-vehicle accident Monday night in Lexington, Kentucky.
Upon leaving a charity golf tournament at the University of Kentucky, a car in which A.J. McLean and Brian Littrell were passengers was sideswiped by a car that had been struck by another car. According to Lexington police, who described the incident as a “very simple fender bender,” the Toyota Camry driven by Littrell’s mother, Jackie, and containing McLean, Littrell, Littrell’s wife, Leighanne, and their son, Baylee, was stopped at a light on Leestown Road. As they proceeded into the intersection, the car beside them was struck by another vehicle attempting a left turn, causing their Camry to be hit as well.
Only minor injuries such as soreness were reported, and damage to all three vehicles was minor. The other vehicles had flat tires, while the Camry’s front bumper suffered some damage, Sgt. Rick Curtis said, but not enough to set off air bags.
“[A.J.] banged up his knee a bit but said all were fine,” A.J.’s mother, Denise McLean, said. “He said he had just put his seatbelt on seconds before the Escalade hit them, and said it could have been much worse if Brian’s mom had not turned the wheel to miss the truck head on. He was pretty shaken by it all since he has never been in an accident like that before. But he’s doing fine.”
The charity tournament they had attended, “Golfing With Brian!,” was the second annual fundraising event for Saint Joseph’s Hospital and the Brian Littrell Healthy Heart Club for Kids.